Pantone's Colour of the Year 2021

January 7, 2021

There is strength in optimism - this is Pantone's proposal for 2021: a tale of colour that blends vitality and fortitude. The strength we will need to face the demands of 2020 and the vivacious spirit that will inspire us to do so. Pantone aims to express a combination of temperance and comfort by choosing Ultimate Gray and Illuminating (Yellow) as their colours of the year for 2021.

We've grown used to seeing a single hue in the last few years as Pantone's Colour of the Year. Perhaps as confirmation of our contrasting emotions, we are invited by this year's colour pair to celebrate the significance of our differences. Creatives' responses to this decision are torn, to say the least. We are used to applying white to produce tints, gray to form tones, and black to construct shades. Many use gray as a method to effectively minimize chroma or neutralize colourfulness; so it produces mixed emotions to see it as one of the most popular colour picks in 2021.

However, this collection is bound to affect the design industry in the future, regardless of how we feel about Ultimate Gray, Illuminating, and mixing them. See below some stunning Creative Market Products